Philadelphia-based Drexel University's College of Media Arts & Design recently launched a bachelor's degree program in music industry, with special emphasis on the business/financial side.
In addition to coursework, students work for Drexel's new music label, MADragon Records, where they manage production, including songwriting and recording, management and marketing. Students also arrange scores for movies done by Drexel film students and produce musical routines for the Drexel Dance Team.
“Our program is unique because it addresses all aspects of the music industry,” said one-time Broadway sound designer and sound effects editor for Sony Television, Dr. Barry Atticks, director of the program. “It's important for future musical professionals to have a well-rounded understanding of the business decisions that will affect their professional lives.” Check out www.drexel.edu for more.